Korea, Republic of (South) 

Total Military Force skoreaflag
Active: 686,000
Reserves: 4,500,000

Army (560,000)
HQ: 3 Army, 11 Corps
3 Mechanized Infantry Divisions with 3 Brigades: 3 Mechanized Infantry, 3 Tank, 1 Reconnaissance, 1 Engineering Battalion, 1 Field Artillery Brigade
19 Infantry Divisions with 3 Infantry Regiments, 1 Reconnaissance, 1 Tank, 1 Engineering Battalion, 1 Artillery Regiment
2 Independent Infantry Brigades, 7 Special Forces Brigades, 3 Counter-Inflitration Brigades, 3 SSM Battalions, 3 Advanced Deployment Artillery Brigade, 3 I HAWK Battalions (24 sites), 2 Nike Hercules Battalions (10 sites), 1 Aviation Command with 1 Air Assault Brigade

Navy (63,000)
Bases: Chinhae (HQ), Cheju, Mokpo, Mukho, Pohang, Pusan, Pyongtaek, Tonghae

Air Force (63,000)
 4 Commands: Operations, Southern Combat, Logistics, Tactical Reconnaissance Group

Forces Abroad and Foreign Forces
Kyrgystan:                           90 (medical staff)
UNFICYP (Cyprus)              1
UNMISET (Timor):           225
UNOMIG (Georgia):             7 observers
UNMOGIP (India/Pakistan:   9 observers
Currently Stationed in South Korea:
US: ARMY - 28,600; 1 HQ, 1 Infantry Division
       NAVY - 300
       AIR FORCE - 9,420
       USMC - 180

Paramilitary (4,500 active)
Civilian Defense Corps: 3,500,000
Maritime Policy: 4,500

Strategic Force
Not believed to have nuclear capabilities.



South Korea *
2001
2002
2003
GDP
422bn
476bn
 
Defense Exp
11.4bn
13.3bn
 
Defense Bdgt
11.9bn
13.2bn
14.8bn


* All figures in US dollars.

 

Links:

South Korea Specific Weapons Systems

South Korea - World Navies Today

South Korean Army (English)

R.O.K Navy

The International Institute for Strategic Studies

 

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